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Bonus Scoop: 'Oaks actress Roxanne McKee

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Hollyoaks actress Roxanne McKee bows out of the Channel 4 soap on Boxing Day - well, what's supposed to be Christmas Day.

Episodes one to three of Christmas week were superb, ramping up the tension leading into the final two instalments and what you'd hope to be a gripping climax to a two-year storyline arc.

However, the wedding eps will suffer in transmission through their split across December 23 and Boxing Day. They should - and indeed were originally planned to have been - edited together and aired consecutively over one hour, but schedules wouldn't allow.

That aside, more tension is built during the confrontation scenes between Louise and Warren and following the gun showdown between the pair. I couldn't go at this point without mentioning the terrific performances put in by Roxanne and Jamie.

Louise's demise, however, doesn't quite happen as you'd expect. Some (like me, who possibly had a lapse at the time) may be left wondering how it all happened, so it's probably best to Sky+ it just in case you miss the subtle-but-you-see-it-all-on-second-viewing hints as to how she meets her grisly end.

That aside, if you've not read the interview, then click here to do so. If you've found your way here from the interview itself, then read on for a couple of additional quotes from my time with Roxanne.

Warren's foster brother arrives, too. Does this prick Louise's conscience a little?
"Not too much. I think by this stage, Louise knows she's going to get Warren anyway. Spencer arriving is more of a nuisance than anything."

What were your thoughts when you read the script?
"I was so pleased with it. It's the kind of script that you can get your teeth into. Although I have to admit that Louise has always had something to get her teeth into. It's not like I've been unlucky with storylines - they've always been heavy and quite gritty."

What was it like filming at Knowsley Hall?
"It was amazing! It's a beautiful place. Apparently it's haunted, so we did have a sneak around to see if we could see any ghosts. Sadly they didn't come out for us - maybe they were scared of Louise?!"

Could Louise's ghost end up haunting the hall?
"That all depends on whether Louise is dead or not!"

As a final thought - just who will usurp Louise's status as the village superbitch?

I think that's one for new producer Lucy Allan to resolve.

> Click here to read spoilers for Christmas week in Hollyoaks

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